Delta Will Pay Flight Attendants During Boarding

Delta Will Pay Flight Attendants During Boarding

Here’s something you might not know about the airline industry – flight attendants don’t start getting paid until all the passengers are seated and the doors are closed.  But that’s about to change, at least at one major airline. Delta announced this week that crew members will now be paid at a 50% rate once once boarding begins, 30-40 minutes ahead of the scheduled flight time. It should add up to a pay raise of several thousand dollars over the course of a year. Believe it or not, Delta is the first major airline to do this.  The change goes into effect June 2nd. Were you aware that flight attendants weren’t paid until the doors closed?  Is that fair, considering they’re expected to be on the plane and ‘working’ by that time?